SIMBA SAMBA scored over course and distance last week with Monarch Maid less than a length behind in second. An apprentice’s allowance negates most of a 6lb penalty today and Philip McBride’s charge is taken to confirm running in the process of landing a double. The runner-up will no doubt be in the mix again while Swell Song finished closer over track and trip last time without threatening and Archimedes had been thereabouts before a poor effort at Bath last time.
Dark Side Dream 25-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, every chance over 1f out, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 10, 6 3/4l behind Creek Harbour (9-4) at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (5) pol in Aug.
Archimedes (IRE) 3-1 (9-2) Led, hampered after 1f, headed over 3f out, rallied and every chance well over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 8th of 10, 10 1/4l behind Storm Melody (9-11) at Bath 6f hcp (6) fm in Jul.
Gifted Zebedee (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) With winner, ridden and lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 10, 10 1/2l behind Requited (9-6) at Lingfield 5f hcp (6) pol in Aug.
Simba Samba 13-8fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, effort 2f out, led narrowly over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on well towards finish, won at Yarmouth 5f hcp (6) gf in Aug beating Monarch Maid (9-6) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Dahik (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Always behind, 10th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Gamesome (9-11) at Carlisle 5f hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Monarch Maid 13-2 (9-6) Disputed lead, ridden and headed narrowly over 1f out, kept on and every chance inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Simba Samba (9-3) at Yarmouth 5f hcp (6) gf in Aug.
Awarded 16-1 (8-4) Prominent, ridden halfway, weakened approaching final furlong, last of 8, 16l behind Tone The Barone (8-12) at Yarmouth 5f hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Swell Song 16-1 (8-10) Raced centre, always prominent, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3 1/4l behind Haveoneyerself (9-5) at Yarmouth 5f hcp (6) gf in Aug.